Miners 'Fresh Faced' Powder: A Review

Sunday, 5 January 2014 17:15

Today's post is a review of a new face powder from Miners, 'Fresh Faced'. I was excited when I first heard about these as Miners had described them as a 'completely matte powder that can be used on its own to create a natural base, or as a setting powder ensuring your look lasts even longer'. Like most people, I wear setting powder every day as without it my face gets so shiny you can see it from space (slight exaggeration!) but I was keen to give this a go on its own.

The powder comes in three shades, all of which are paraben-free:

'Warm Honey'

'Soft Sand'

... and 'Translucent Ivory'.

The top two shades are too dark for my winter skin tone so I have been sticking to 'Translucent Ivory', though I think 'Soft Sand' will be better for the Summer months. When using it as a setting powder, I used my Real Techniques powder brush to sweep it over my face. This left a really soft finish that was matte without getting that nasty cakey texture.

On its own the powder also left a lovely matte finish and is great if you have skin that isn't prone to spots and blemishes. However, my skin is not brilliant at the moment so the powder didn't do very much to hide my blemishes. This meant I preferred to use it as a setting powder rather than on its own.

L-R: 'Translucent Ivory', 'Soft Sand', 'Warm Honey'

The staying power of the powder wasn't the best unfortunately and I did have to top it up several times throughout the day. However, this may be down to my skin type which is naturally quite oily.

The Miners 'Fresh Faced' powders are £3.99 each and can be purchased from Miners here.

What do you think? What are your thoughts on wearing powder on its own as a base?

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  1. I need setting powder too. Skin getting awfully oily during winter. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these. I just bought powder from Physician's Formula, and stayed away from anything that said "translucent." To me, that property doesn't work well.
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    1. Thanks for your comment! I have ever tried Physician's Formula but have heard great things about them, must try them soon :)


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